The Last Rodeo
by Ron Johnson
Epic in scope in the tradition of Sometimes a Great Notion, this novel explores the values of the American West as three generations carve out a working ranch in the Idaho Panhandle. On the weekend of their 60th wedding anniversary, Ray and Betsy hold a family gathering in a final celebration at the Omak Stampede Rodeo where their eldest son, Arnie, struggles to put his life back together after his wife’s death. At this rodeo once again Arnie’s life will change forever. And back on the ranch Ray and Betsy will make their last, most difficult stand as Ray shows how it’s done the cowboy way.